Elias Schwartzman

Elias S.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Elias delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2014

At 5 years old I was struck by the incredible beauty of Vivaldi's music, and ever since I've been playing violin. I hold a BA from Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences, won a scholarship to the Baroque Performance Institute in 2005 and attended the BPI again in 2006. Apart from teaching, as a professional musician performing in Southern California I am well versed both in classical violin and various fiddle styles ranging from bluegrass, Celtic and old-time to rock, pop and blues. I also play viola and mandolin and write music.


Jan 2005 - Present

I've been performing professionally in various capacities since the end of high school and music remains the center of my life today!


Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
Oberlin College


Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A quick run-through of a great Irish reel, The Exile of Erin. The violin sings, but the fiddle dances!
Photo by Elias S.

The 1st St. Patrick's Day I played with the traditional Irish band, The Reelers!
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2 Reviews

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Gene Oct 18, 2018
Fiddle · In studio

A fun and informative lesson. Looking forward to the next one.

Jacqui May 15, 2018
Violin · In home

Elias is great! My daughter is 7 and this was her first exposure to violin lessons. She loves Elias, says how patient and nice he is, and can’t wait for her next lesson each week. I highly recommend him!

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